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Turkey Burger Pitas with Avocado & Feta

I don’t know why but drinking a large cup of hot cocoa before bed makes me incredibly happy. Just one of my newfound obsessions. Other things I’m into lately consist of cinnamon roasted almonds, smiling at everyone I see, working out to this song, and avoiding traffic at all times. At one point this week I was contemplating buying a bus so I could ride the shoulder. It was the only solution I could think of until I discovered the DC Metro. Good news: since I won’t be purchasing a bus, you are still safe on the road.

Besides that I’ve been mega busy! Meeting fabulous new friends, working out at 5am (it has to be done), and working on my 23 things list. I’ve got a couple checked off.

It’s restaurant week in DC as well, which means I finally got to experience lobster for the first time. Baklava too! Finally the world makes sense to me.

…I went on a date too. But that’s a different story for a different time.

We’re here to focus on Burgers people. Simply good and totally dreamy! I’m just looking out for you. 

You see, I’ve put the baking on hold for just a bit. Bombarding you with luxurious cakes and cinnamon rolls might be too soon after the holidays.

No, that’s not right is it? It’s never too soon. These things are always good. The smell of chocolate chip cookies is actually a necessity in life and cinnamon rolls are a reason to wake up in the morning. Wouldn’t you agree?

I’ll be up in your face with pictures of sweet cakes and chocolate things made with love before you know it. For now, we’re skipping the extra whip cream on your latte and those marathons of Cupcakes Wars. It’s just too tempting.

I will however show you my cute new apron with cupcakes on it. See? 

Back to the burgers.

Don’t even pretend you don’t love them. You can’t fool me. Come on burger lovers! I made these turkey burgers zesty and I made them just for you.

They’ve got onion, oregano, and a bit of Dijon mustard. Red pepper flakes gives it a little punch. Ka-pow!

Kiss beef burgers goodbye.

Pitas totally make these incredible, but adding feta, tomato, and avocado gives you the perfect healthy burger. Spicy sweet potato fries were served on the side. Good day.

Your turn! It’s a super simple recipe that anyone can make.

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Turkey Burger Pitas with Avocado & Feta

By Monique of Ambitious Kitchen

1/3 cup finely chopped white onion

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 pound lean ground turkey

1 egg

red pepper flakes

6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

Cooking spray

4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato

1 avocado, sliced

2 whole wheat pitas, cut in half

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

To make the burgers combine first 7 ingredients. Divide mixture into four portions and shape into a 1/2 inch-thick patty. Place your patties on foil, and lightly spray patties with cooking spray. Sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top of each patty if you’d like a little spice. Place into oven and bake your burgers for about 20 minutes, flipping burgers halfway through.

Remove burgers from oven once done and immediately place into half of a pita. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of feta cheese, tomato slice, and avocado slices.

Serves 4.

 

13 Responses to Turkey Burger Pitas with Avocado & Feta

  • Yum, yum, yum. I love everything about the title of this post – everything. I have a particular affinity for turkey burgers myself – I’ve blogged about several different recipes!

    Glad you’re settling in to DC – Metro is definitely the way to go, especially if you live close enough to a Metro stop. Those of us that live in the suburbs often have to drive just to GET to a Metro. Once you’re on, though, it’s smooth sailing – but beware of Metro Center and L’Enfant Plaza during rush hour – you’ll feel like a sardine stuck in an underground can!

  • Monique says:

    Hi Elizabeth-
    After looking at your blog, I noticed your from around the DC area (sort of). That’s great!
    I did get on the wrong Metro the other day and ended up at the Pentagon. It’s a good way to experience the city, right? That’s what I told myself anyway.

    Turkey burgers are simply fabulous. I’m truly addicted, and these are very moist. Hope you make!

    • Yes, Metro is definitely the way to go. Though you have to learn to perfect your “witch-face” when you’re riding in order to keep creepy people at bay. I’m a naturally friendly person, so I’ve had to learn the hard way! Good luck!

  • Chrissy says:

    I can’t wait to make this recipe, Monique! Glad to hear you’re getting acclimated in DC. I was out there this summer and LOVED it!

  • Mmmm this looks tasty Monique! And it’s my first time here, and I have to say that your blog is super adorable!! :D

  • This looks sooo good! I have been totally MIA from the blog world in the past month so I just caught up on all your recipes- YUM!
    Also, so excited to see one of your goals to be a yoga instructor!!

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